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Allen Ginsberg class on Walt Whitman and William Wordsworth.

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Allen Ginsberg class on Walt Whitman and William Wordsworth.


Published August 2, 1976


First half of a class with Allen Ginsberg reading and discussing the work of Walt Whitman and William Wordsworth, focusing on their later work. Ginsberg reads examples of Whitman's prose and poems, including "Sands at Seventy," Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey," and examples of Wordsworth's "bad poetry." Ginsberg also reads and discusses Wordsworth's sonnets in favor of capital punishment, "Sonnets on the Punishment of Death." (Continues on 76p072.) Keywords: New American Poetry, beat movement, sonnet, transcendental poetry, political poetry


Run time 1:28:00
Label / Recorded by Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

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